WARNING – DON’T GET INVOLVED IF THIS MIGHT UPSET YOU – but is it fake? This video shows a boy killing two innocent and charming kittens, I am told. I have not watched it because I can’t bring myself to do that. I tend to never erase such images from my memory and I feel this damages me psychologically.
Update 3rd Oct 2014: the kittens were killed and the person who allegedly did it is Luka Rocco Magnotta (born Eric Clinton Kirk Newman; July 24, 1982). He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a teenager. He is accused of killing and dismembering Lin Jun, a Chinese student. I believe his trial is coming up at the date of this update.
If you watch it please leave a comment to confirm that it does show this person killing kittens…update: video has failed…
I have found the actual video – see below update: although it worked originally, it no longer works 5 hours later. On YouTube there are other versions of it but they are just a single screen-shot like the one below.
The video starts in a very sinister way. Apparently he “takes two kittens and seals them into a vacuum bag, then sucks all the air out and watches them die. Really sad because the kittens are helpless and the guy and his friends laugh and play Christmas songs….Please help find this sick twisted Maniac..”
I have provided these screen-shots in case someone deletes the video at source which would leave the screen black here.
The video is (was?) on the www.flix.co.il website. This is a site based in the Middle East. I am not sure which country.
Here is the video: update: it no longer works..see link to the video below
I have published this page because I feel that I have a duty to do so.
I have put this article on the cat behavior page because so much about cat behavior is in fact about us.
It is a well know fact that animal abuse by young people can be a precursor to the same people abusing people and worse.
There is a classic case in the newspapers this morning (December 22nd 2010) of Stephen Griffiths, who calls himself “the Crossbow Cannibal”. His Facebook alter ego is “Ven Pariah”. He is described by a psychiatrist as, “a sadistic psychopath”. A neighbour describes seeing him as a thirteen year child, “catching, killing and dissecting birds..” He ended up killing three women, two with a crossbow bolt to the head, the third with a hammer. He cooked and ate two; the third he ate raw.
We should try and identify this person. Check things out and if he did kill two kittens in this sadistic manner he needs treatment and punishment and then lifetime monitoring to protect the public.
Link to the website’s page hosting the video:..this no longer works either…very strange, sorry.
http://www.flix.co.il/tapuz/showVideo.asp?m=3781020 – link broken. Sorry.
Note: There was something distinctly odd about this video. It would not embed properly. I fixed the problem and then the video disappeared – see link above for the video, please…the link has failed too. Something is happening here that points to the possibility that this is a fake video but I am not sure.
I would like to thank Ruth for pointing this story out to me.